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GRE Word List


surround and swallow up

The meaning of the word engulf is surround and swallow up.

Random words

hypochondriacperson unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
outskirtsfringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
provisionact of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
stumbletrip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
recriminationcountercharges; V. recriminate
refuseanything discarded or rejected as worthless; trash
imperilput in danger
deciduousfalling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
acclaimapplaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
flaystrip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly